NPD Weekly #6: Molecular Consciousness, Global Awakening, Song Writing, New Apps, Doc Beats FDA, New Economy, Nutrition, Bookless Library
We are settling into our new home on the bay north of Brisbane. It’s hot with lots of fires burning and two cyclones forecast for this week. It’s so hot here that the weather service has added two addtional colors to cover the hogher temperatures. Sydney had its highest temperature ever yesterday.
1. New Books of Interest
Molecular Consciousness Why the Universe Is Aware of Our Presence Françoise Tibika The molecules of living organisms are in constant communication, storing and transmitting information both at the intracellular level as well as across vast distances. Each imperishable atom of the universe is intrinsically linked with all other atoms through the information they carry. Just as we are undergoing constant transformation by the molecules surrounding us, our own molecules are continuously transforming the network of which we are a part. Thus, by effecting conscious change our actions have significance in a universe that is not blind to our presence. read more ISBN 978-1-59477-484-3 • $14.95 (CAN $16.95) pb 144 pages, 6 x 9 • 16 b&w illustrations Table of Contents Excerpt Back Cover Copy Download pre-publication sample pages in PDF format
Global Awakening New Science and the 21st-Century Enlightenment Michael Schacker Introduction by Stephen Larsen, Ph.D. The current shift from an old mechanistic worldview to a new organic worldview is following the same pattern as other paradigm shifts in history, including the 18th-century Enlightenment. Global Awakening profiles the creative geniuses who have contributed to the birth of the organic worldview, from Galileo to Gandhi. It details the stages through which every paradigm shift progresses and shows how we can use our talents and energy to make the deep changes needed for global regeneration. read more ISBN 978-1-59477-482-9 • $29.95 (CAN $34.50) hc 480 pages, 6 x 9 • 40 b&w illustrations Table of Contents Excerpt Flap Copy Download pre-publication sample pages in PDF format
2. Reflections on Song Writing With Alan Bergman Alan & Marilyn Bergman have been writing perfect lyrics to great songs like The Way We Were for decades. In this television interview, her shares some thoughts on songwriting with the greats. http://www.myfoxla.com/story/20614181/lyricist-alan-bergman-it-has-to-have-a-good-melody
3. Monitoring New Product Launches Want to keep up to date on the latest new app, game or other interesting fun new product launch? It’s been almost two years since LaunchRock started sharing a lot of cool and amazing launches with subscribers. Check them out below, and if you want to keep receiving awesome emails like these,click here and sign up for their Discover mailing list. Glitchamaphone Glitchamaphone is a whimsical new music composition app for the iPad that’s easy and fun for all ages. Hypebomb Unlock the world of growth hacking with Hypebomb and learn how to acquire new users for your startup. The Universe Project A Virtual Parallel Universe simulation, The Universe Project is the most ambitious and unique computer game project ever. Mapo Put your passion on the map with Mapo. Collect, share and discover meaningful places socially. Follow LaunchRock Discover on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. Go to LaunchRock.com
4. Doctor Wins David & Goliath Battle With FDA and Texas Medical Board
Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, a Polish immigrant, was trained as both a biochemist and a physician. He’s spent the last 35 years developing and successfully treating cancer patients suffering with some of the most lethal forms of cancer at his clinic in Houston, Texas. The treatment he developed involves a gene-targeted approach using non-toxic peptides and amino acids, known as Antineoplastons.
After a grueling 15-year long battle, the Texas Medical Board has officially ended its crusade to revoke Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski’s medical license in an effort to end his use of Antineoplastons. The Texas Medical Board’s case against him was dismissed on November 19, 2012, just in time for Thanksgiving.
After it was revealed that the FDA had pressured the Texas medical board to revoke Dr. Burzynski’s medical license – despite the fact that no laws were broken, and his treatment was proven safe and effective – the obvious question was “why?”
The answer to this has to do with money. Lots and lots of money… See, Dr. Burzynski owns the patent for this treatment, and should it actually gain FDA approval, not only would it threaten conventional chemotherapy and radiation, it would also result in billions of dollars of cancer research funds being funneled over to the one single scientist who has exclusive patent rights – Dr. Burzynski.
Dr. Burzynski received much-needed publicity two years ago with the release of ‘ Burzynski: The Movie’, which will run on FKTV at 4:45PM Pacific tonight. This documentary is about his remarkable cancer discovery, and how he won the largest and possibly the most convoluted and intriguing legal battle against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in American history. Soon afterward, the Texas Medical Board sued him again – without success.
This year, a second film detailing his continued struggles, and victories, is scheduled to be released. As announced in the trailer (see below),
Dr. Burzynski is now doing the unthinkable…He is “the first and only scientist in United States history to enter the federal drug approval process for a proprietary cancer therapy without any financial support from the American government, the pharmaceutical industry, or the cancer establishment.”
While the doctor’s work has helped the few who have been able to afford his rather expensive treatments, the proof will be in the stage three trials he will soon initiate. If and when proven, he may be able to scale up production and make his therapies available to all at affordable rates. Stay tuned.
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5. New Economics Explained
Why Read It? There is a way — in fact,there are thousands of ways — to stop the seemingly inevitable slide toward global self-destruction. Solutions are already in place throughout the world where terrible problems once existed. The changes came about not through the redistribution of wealth, increased taxation, enlightened corporate self-interest, or government handouts but by people simply rethinking the concept of money and acting from this new perspective. With that restructuring, everything changes.
Bernard Lietaer and Jacqui Dunne explain the origins of our current monetary system — built on bank-debt and based on scarcity — and how its inherent limitations drive our ongoing social, economic, and ecological debacles. The authors then take readers on a fascinating expedition that chronicles stories of ordinary people and their communities solving critical issues that affect us all by using new money systems in tandem with conventional money. These accounts are just the tip of the iceberg — over 4,000 cooperative currencies are now in circulation.